Cyri Van Hecke represents clients in construction and real estate litigation matters. Focusing on the advancement of clients’ business goals, Cyri advises clients in a variety of challenging contexts to develop legal strategies that provide clients with their desired outcomes. Her combination of leadership, experience and passion power her to implement effective solutions to clients’ legal issues.

As a client-focused professional, Cyri dynamically balances the analysis of multifaceted legal issues with making decisive, business-focused recommendations. She approaches complex and highly technical legal issues with straight-forward explanations and common-sense advice. In all matters, Cyri empowers clients in the decision-making process to cultivate efficient litigation strategies tailored to clients’ objectives. Cyri works to provide clients the highest level of legal service.

Construction & Real Estate Litigation Experience

Cyri supports clients and trial teams throughout all stages of construction and real estate disputes in district court, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and on appeal. Cyri represents clients in a variety of commercial real estate and construction litigation, including:

  • Contract disputes
  • Eminent domain
  • Title issues
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Torrens property issues and registration actions
  • Land use and zoning issues
  • Trespass and ejectment claims
  • Easement issues
  • Access and boundary claims
  • Historic preservation issues
  • Valuation issues
  • Construction and design defects
  • Construction delay claims
  • Breach of warranty or implied warranty claims
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Mechanics’ lien issues
  • Payment disputes

Personal Interests

In her free time, Cyri enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, practicing yoga, gardening and traveling.


Bar Admissions

South Dakota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Hamline University School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude (2012)

The College of Saint Scholastica
B.A. summa cum laude (2009)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Real Property Section; Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association — Forum on Construction Law

Civic Activities

  • Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota – Board Member, 2019-present; Land Acquisition Committee, 2017-present


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Construction Law, 2023; "Ones to Watch," Litigation - Construction, 2023; "Ones to Watch," Real Estate Law, 2023
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